After watching Yohan Cabaye play against Aston Villa last week I am fully convinced that he will be a natural replacement for Kevin Nolan in Newcastle's centre midfield. The former Lille player has a knack for scoring from set pieces and open play as is evident from the video above. He was very unlucky to not score against Aston Villa, due in part to the superlatives of former Geordie hero Shay Given. Against Blackburn at St James' with a license to thrill, I am confident that he may score or assist with a goal or two. I regard him to be the leader of Newcastle United's French Revolution - accompanied by Ba, Marveaux, Obertan, Abedin, Ben Arfa et Tiote. Don't be surprised if he has a double digit goal tally by the end of this season.
Read more about him and the other bargain French buys by Pardew on this link.